Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
0020501/11/20060010610015961Brake pedal vibration feeling. *sc08/17/2005
4582B03/01/200510015847'02 camry front brake repair manual correction. 00400-rm881-u2. *tt08/15/2005
0060212/24/200210000647Front brake vibration. *tt03/26/2003
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
00040405/07/200410007667Front brake component identification. *tt07/07/2004
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
PG0170109/14/2001625645Subject regarding disc brake anti-rust covers. *jg11/29/2001

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
01/21/2013425001
 I was backing out of a parking space. when i put car in drive and started turning wheel to the right, car wouldn't turn and braking did not stop car. it seemed as if accelerator was stuck. car finally stopped when it hit parked car. something similar happened about a year ago. *tr
01/21/2013425001
 I was backing out of a parking space. when i put car in drive and started turning wheel to the right, car wouldn't turn and braking did not stop car. it seemed as if accelerator was stuck. car finally stopped when it hit parked car. something similar happened about a year ago. *tr
01/21/201342500
 I was backing out of a parking space. when i put car in drive and started turning wheel to the right, car wouldnt turn and braking did not stop car. it seemed as if accelerator was stuck. car finally stopped when it hit parked car. something similsr happened about a year ago.
01/21/201342500
 I was backing out of a parking space. when i put car in drive and started turning wheel to the right, car wouldnt turn and braking did not stop car. it seemed as if accelerator was stuck. car finally stopped when it hit parked car. something similsr happened about a year ago.
01/21/201342500
 I was backing out of a parking space. when i put car in drive and started turning wheel to the right, car wouldnt turn and braking did not stop car. it seemed as if accelerator was stuck. car finally stopped when it hit parked car. something similsr happened about a year ago.
01/21/201342500
 I was backing out of a parking space. when i put car in drive and started turning wheel to the right, car wouldnt turn and braking did not stop car. it seemed as if accelerator was stuck. car finally stopped when it hit parked car. something similsr happened about a year ago.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
04/15/201115000
 2002 toyota camry xle upon hitting the break car will continue to jump while still moving forward. it is happening more and more. almost caused a couple of accidents.
04/15/201115000
 2002 toyota camry xle upon hitting the break car will continue to jump while still moving forward. it is happening more and more. almost caused a couple of accidents.
04/15/201115000
 2002 toyota camry xle upon hitting the break car will continue to jump while still moving forward. it is happening more and more. almost caused a couple of accidents.
04/15/201115000
 2002 toyota camry xle upon hitting the break car will continue to jump while still moving forward. it is happening more and more. almost caused a couple of accidents.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
02/26/20041
 2002 toyota camry brake failure. i was traveling approximately 50 miles an hour when a car entered the lane two cars ahead of me. as they stepped on their brakes, i also did. only my brakes did not engage properly and the car started to skid out of control. the conditions were dry. i was struck by another car - causing extensive damage to my right front section of the car. i called the toyota body shop today who told me that they found no problem in the abs system. i will not drive this car again until i am absolutely sure they discover why my brakes failed to engage. *ak
07/11/2003107/01/2002
 Three times consumer went to toyota to tell them that something was wrong with my brakes. the first time, (may 3,03) was braking slowly and 2002 camry jumped ahead, the brakes did not work. the second time(may 28,03) i consumerwent in, told them brake pedal went slowly down to the floor when stopping for a light. 1993 camry never did that. also no ohter car i had did that. they tested, said nothing was wrong. the third timeon july 3, consumertold them, do not tell me nothing was wrong with brakes, did not want to hear it! he drove the car and said nothing was wrong. now on july 11, 2003, while parked at macy's mall at cross county, i am backing up slowly out of my space, and all of a sudden, consumer's vehicle jumped ahead flying and hit two parked cars facing her. all the vehicles had damage. consumer will never drive that car again, could have killed someone.*ak
 Consumer states when the brakes are applied, in snowing weather car slippery, dealer has inspected the vehicle and change tires, and the problem is recurring . please provide further information.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - ROTOR
1
 Problems with rear rotors. please describe details. *mr
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
06/06/2010121000
 This is an ongoing problem. whenever i hit a pothole or a bump and i hit my brakes to slow down, the car makes this really loud grinding sound and the car does not stop at all and keeps accelerating. the only way i can get the brakes to engaged is by taking my foot off the brake completely and stepping on it again.
01/14/20021530001
 I have just filed a complaint and have since found my vin number. i would like to provide that to you now as an addendum to my complaint. my car surged forward even while i was applying the brakes at the intersection of hwy 1604 and i-10 at 4:45 p.m on january 14, 2010. i crashed into the car in front of me smashing badly the front of my car but barely scratching the other car's rear bumper. the other party didn't want a police report. i have his name and phone number for verification of the incident. i will be in komaki,japan until july 2010 so please contact me through e-mail until then. *tr
01/14/20101530001
 My 2002 toyota camry failed to stop at an intersection in san antonio, texas not far from my home. it surged forward and plowed into the car infront of me smashing the front of the toyota but barely scratching the other car's rear bumper. this happened at 4:45 p.m on january 14, 2010 at the intersection of hwy 1604 and hwy 10. i know i was pressing the brakes when this happened. i will be in komaki, japan until july 21, 2010. since i'm not home now with my vehicle, i can't provide my vin number until i return to the united states, but i will then.*tr
05/08/2007362391
 2002 camry le was parked in large mall parking lot. when started and put into drive, car began to accelerate as i pressed the accelerator pedal. as i applied the brake, the car continued rapidly accelerating by itself even though my foot was off the pedal. brakes did not function at all; car continued to increase speed. i downshifted to neutral and car suddenly stopped with a jolt. i drove the car to local toyota dealer where it was tested. result:could not duplicate concern. vehicle operating as designed. this happened only once. car now has 51,000 miles on it. *tr
09/10/2009520001
 When i drive over rough road or a grate, my vehicle appears to not stop immediately. it seems to accelerate instead. it is very scary when there is a vehicle in front of you and you don't know whether your vehicle will stop. i drive very slow when i see rough road or a grate. i do not feel safe in this vehicle. *tr
01/01/2008750001
 My 2002 camry began lurching approx. 2 years ago. we have taken it for service 5 times, to no avail. we replaced spark plugs, a sensor and were told by one dealer that it was jumping from cylinder to cylinder, but they could not find the source of the problem. two other visits to 2 separate dealers were unsuccessful in experiencing the problem during test drives. they even had a regional manager come and check it out. they said they have never seen this problem before and could not diagnose it. it happens inconsistently when cruising at lower speeds and again at higher speeds. sometimes it is worse than others and then it goes days without happening. i am now concerned that it may be a safety issue connected to the gas pedal and would like to know what the problem is and have it corrected. i have also experienced issues when braking when going downhill on a bumpy surface. this has happened since i had the car. when i reported it to the dealer, they told me it was just the way the disc brakes work, but it was scary - feels like you don't have control over the car. we have been loyal toyota owners for many years due to their history of quality, reliable cars, but have concerns now. please let me know what can be done to help us with these issues. thank you. approx. incident dates below are not accurate. it has been an ongoing problem for 2 or 3 years. *tr
09/14/200220001
 My 2002 camry, purchased new, did not stop when i applied the brakes while riding over road bumps and engaging the antilock brakes. i had a dealer check for proper antilock brake function in 2002 and was told they could not find a problem. this condition is similar to that described for the toyota prius. *tr
08/18/20081110001
 My 2002 toyota camry got stuck in reverse and accelerated causing a 5 car accident in a parking lot. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
07/27/20101600
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 toyota camry. the contact was driving when the vehicle failed to stop while the brakes were depressed. the failure occurred three times. when the recent failure occurred, the vehicle crashed into an oil truck. the vehicle was not destroyed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired, and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 1,600 and the current mileage was 64,000.
07/27/20101600
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 toyota camry. the contact was driving when the vehicle failed to stop while the brakes were depressed. the failure occurred three times. when the recent failure occurred, the vehicle crashed into an oil truck. the vehicle was not destroyed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired, and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 1,600 and the current mileage was 64,000. rvk
07/27/20101600
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 toyota camry. the contact was driving when the vehicle failed to stop while the brakes were depressed. the failure occurred three times. when the recent failure occurred, the vehicle crashed into an oil truck. the vehicle was not destroyed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired, and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 1,600 and the current mileage was 64,000. rvk
07/27/20101600
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 toyota camry. the contact was driving when the vehicle failed to stop while the brakes were depressed. the failure occurred three times. when the recent failure occurred, the vehicle crashed into an oil truck. the vehicle was not destroyed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired, and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 1,600 and the current mileage was 64,000. rvk
06/09/201165869
 Tl. the owns a 2002 toyota camry. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the anti-lock brake system started malfunction. the brakes will go all the way to the before the vehicle will stop. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test since the ibs (anti-lock brakes) flashed on the dashboard. the mechanic stated the left rear and both front speed sensors need to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the speed sensors and the manufacturer stated there is no recall. the contact has not had the speed sensors replaced. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive due to the faulty anti-lock brake system. the failure mileage was 65,869. jo
06/09/201165869
 Tl. the owns a 2002 toyota camry. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the anti-lock brake system started malfunction. the brakes will go all the way to the before the vehicle will stop. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test since the ibs (anti-lock brakes) flashed on the dashboard. the mechanic stated the left rear and both front speed sensors need to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the speed sensors and the manufacturer stated there is no recall. the contact has not had the speed sensors replaced. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive due to the faulty anti-lock brake system. the failure mileage was 65,869. jo
06/09/201165869
 Tl. the owns a 2002 toyota camry. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the anti-lock brake system started malfunction. the brakes will go all the way to the before the vehicle will stop. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test since the ibs (anti-lock brakes) flashed on the dashboard. the mechanic stated the left rear and both front speed sensors need to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the speed sensors and the manufacturer stated there is no recall. the contact has not had the speed sensors replaced. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive due to the faulty anti-lock brake system. the failure mileage was 65,869. jo
06/09/201165869
 Tl. the owns a 2002 toyota camry. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the anti-lock brake system started malfunction. the brakes will go all the way to the before the vehicle will stop. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test since the ibs (anti-lock brakes) flashed on the dashboard. the mechanic stated the left rear and both front speed sensors need to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer regarding the speed sensors and the manufacturer stated there is no recall. the contact has not had the speed sensors replaced. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive due to the faulty anti-lock brake system. the failure mileage was 65,869. jo
08/07/201060000
 I have a 2002 toyota camry which has faulty brakes. earlier in the year i was using this car for long distances due to school and work. i thought this car would be safer because of its larger body and smoother drive. i noticed that the brakes had a slow response time and that if i had to stop hard, i could end up hitting the car in front of me. i had to deal with the stop and go of rush hour every day and one day i was driving my friend home and there was a sudden stop in traffic and if i hadn't stopped in the emergency lane to stop, i would have ran into the car in the front of me. later, on my graduation day from college, my father was driving the car home and there was a car turning left in the oncoming lane and due to the brakes slow response time we ending up hitting the car at a speed that could have been controlled if the brakes had worked better. because of this accident i have injuries that bother me still to this day. we have had several tune-ups and brake checks to see if they are working correctly and have never heard once that the brakes have an issue. i looked on a blog and realized that a lot of other owners of 2002 camry's have the same problem. they have gotten them tightened and checked and fear that an accident could occur, which in my case happened and could have been even worse if we were driving at an ever faster speed.
08/07/201060000
 I have a 2002 toyota camry which has faulty brakes. earlier in the year i was using this car for long distances due to school and work. i thought this car would be safer because of its larger body and smoother drive. i noticed that the brakes had a slow response time and that if i had to stop hard, i could end up hitting the car in front of me. i had to deal with the stop and go of rush hour every day and one day i was driving my friend home and there was a sudden stop in traffic and if i hadn't stopped in the emergency lane to stop, i would have ran into the car in the front of me. later, on my graduation day from college, my father was driving the car home and there was a car turning left in the oncoming lane and due to the brakes slow response time we ending up hitting the car at a speed that could have been controlled if the brakes had worked better. because of this accident i have injuries that bother me still to this day. we have had several tune-ups and brake checks to see if they are working correctly and have never heard once that the brakes have an issue. i looked on a blog and realized that a lot of other owners of 2002 camry's have the same problem. they have gotten them tightened and checked and fear that an accident could occur, which in my case happened and could have been even worse if we were driving at an ever faster speed.
08/07/201060000
 I have a 2002 toyota camry which has faulty brakes. earlier in the year i was using this car for long distances due to school and work. i thought this car would be safer because of its larger body and smoother drive. i noticed that the brakes had a slow response time and that if i had to stop hard, i could end up hitting the car in front of me. i had to deal with the stop and go of rush hour every day and one day i was driving my friend home and there was a sudden stop in traffic and if i hadn't stopped in the emergency lane to stop, i would have ran into the car in the front of me. later, on my graduation day from college, my father was driving the car home and there was a car turning left in the oncoming lane and due to the brakes slow response time we ending up hitting the car at a speed that could have been controlled if the brakes had worked better. because of this accident i have injuries that bother me still to this day. we have had several tune-ups and brake checks to see if they are working correctly and have never heard once that the brakes have an issue. i looked on a blog and realized that a lot of other owners of 2002 camry's have the same problem. they have gotten them tightened and checked and fear that an accident could occur, which in my case happened and could have been even worse if we were driving at an ever faster speed.
08/07/201060000
 I have a 2002 toyota camry which has faulty brakes. earlier in the year i was using this car for long distances due to school and work. i thought this car would be safer because of its larger body and smoother drive. i noticed that the brakes had a slow response time and that if i had to stop hard, i could end up hitting the car in front of me. i had to deal with the stop and go of rush hour every day and one day i was driving my friend home and there was a sudden stop in traffic and if i hadn't stopped in the emergency lane to stop, i would have ran into the car in the front of me. later, on my graduation day from college, my father was driving the car home and there was a car turning left in the oncoming lane and due to the brakes slow response time we ending up hitting the car at a speed that could have been controlled if the brakes had worked better. because of this accident i have injuries that bother me still to this day. we have had several tune-ups and brake checks to see if they are working correctly and have never heard once that the brakes have an issue. i looked on a blog and realized that a lot of other owners of 2002 camry's have the same problem. they have gotten them tightened and checked and fear that an accident could occur, which in my case happened and could have been even worse if we were driving at an ever faster speed.
08/07/201060000
 I have a 2002 toyota camry which has faulty brakes. earlier in the year i was using this car for long distances due to school and work. i thought this car would be safer because of its larger body and smoother drive. i noticed that the brakes had a slow response time and that if i had to stop hard, i could end up hitting the car in front of me. i had to deal with the stop and go of rush hour every day and one day i was driving my friend home and there was a sudden stop in traffic and if i hadn't stopped in the emergency lane to stop, i would have ran into the car in the front of me. later, on my graduation day from college, my father was driving the car home and there was a car turning left in the oncoming lane and due to the brakes slow response time we ending up hitting the car at a speed that could have been controlled if the brakes had worked better. because of this accident i have injuries that bother me still to this day. we have had several tune-ups and brake checks to see if they are working correctly and have never heard once that the brakes have an issue. i looked on a blog and realized that a lot of other owners of 2002 camry's have the same problem. they have gotten them tightened and checked and fear that an accident could occur, which in my case happened and could have been even worse if we were driving at an ever faster speed.
08/07/201060000
 I have a 2002 toyota camry which has faulty brakes. earlier in the year i was using this car for long distances due to school and work. i thought this car would be safer because of its larger body and smoother drive. i noticed that the brakes had a slow response time and that if i had to stop hard, i could end up hitting the car in front of me. i had to deal with the stop and go of rush hour every day and one day i was driving my friend home and there was a sudden stop in traffic and if i hadn't stopped in the emergency lane to stop, i would have ran into the car in the front of me. later, on my graduation day from college, my father was driving the car home and there was a car turning left in the oncoming lane and due to the brakes slow response time we ending up hitting the car at a speed that could have been controlled if the brakes had worked better. because of this accident i have injuries that bother me still to this day. we have had several tune-ups and brake checks to see if they are working correctly and have never heard once that the brakes have an issue. i looked on a blog and realized that a lot of other owners of 2002 camry's have the same problem. they have gotten them tightened and checked and fear that an accident could occur, which in my case happened and could have been even worse if we were driving at an ever faster speed.
07/11/20101
 2002 toyota camry. consumer states problem with brakes *tgw the consumer stated when he applied the brakes to slow down, there was no brake response and the vehicle continued to accelerate. consequently, the consumer rear ended another vehicle. the consumer and his wife suffered minor injuries. *jb
07/11/20101
 2002 toyota camry. consumer states problem with brakes *tgw the consumer stated when he applied the brakes to slow down, there was no brake response and the vehicle continued to accelerate. consequently, the consumer rear ended another vehicle. the consumer and his wife suffered minor injuries. *jb
07/11/20101
 2002 toyota camry. consumer states problem with brakes *tgw the consumer stated when he applied the brakes to slow down, there was no brake response and the vehicle continued to accelerate. consequently, the consumer rear ended another vehicle. the consumer and his wife suffered minor injuries. *jb
07/11/20101
 2002 toyota camry. consumer states problem with brakes *tgw the consumer stated when he applied the brakes to slow down, there was no brake response and the vehicle continued to accelerate. consequently, the consumer rear ended another vehicle. the consumer and his wife suffered minor injuries. *jb
07/11/20101
 2002 toyota camry. consumer states problem with brakes *tgw the consumer stated when he applied the brakes to slow down, there was no brake response and the vehicle continued to accelerate. consequently, the consumer rear ended another vehicle. the consumer and his wife suffered minor injuries. *jb
05/21/200860000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 toyota camry; she stated that on may 21, 2008,the driver was driving 40 mph while he was trying to apply the brakes at a stop sign the vehicle accelerated and would not stop and crashed into another vehicle causing death to the driver and the passenger of the other vehicle. the vehicle sustained extensive damages and had to be towed from the scene. a police report was filed. she stated that there was no diagnostic of the vehicle because the insurance company advised that they had the vehicle crushed. the dealer nor manufacturer were not contacted. the failure mileage was 60,000..
06/06/200338000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 toyota camry. when the vehicle was driven in inclement weather or over a bump in the road, the brakes made a loud noise. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership numerous times. the dealer stated that the failure was electrical and therefore replaced the alternator. the failure continued. the vehicle was taken to another dealership where the contact was informed that the failure was within the abs computer system but the dealer did not know how to correct the problem. the contact called the manufacturer but was offered no assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage was approximately 38,000. the current mileage was approximately 55,000.
03/01/20101800001
 I was rear-ended on the highway while driving my 2002 toyota camry. when i tried to slow down and move into the breakdown lane, the car accelerated. i ended up going down an embankment hitting several trees. the car was eventually spun around and crashed rear end into a tree. the car was totaled. my passenger and i experienced concussion syndrome along with muscle spasms in the neck, back, and ankle. we were taken by ambulance to the new britain general hospital where we were treated and released . we are both receiving follow-up medical care. *tr
02/03/200350001
 I have a 2002 camry that i bought new at smithtown toyota and i experienced the very same problem with my brakes from
12/06/2009809651
 Last year, 2009 on dec. 6th, 10th, and 12th, my brakes failed at very low speeds and could not stop my 2002 camry xle purchased new at the toyota dealership.. finally stopped by running into heavy bushes. car never speeded up. took to dealer with no results. then took to a garage, entire system checked. their diagnosis was the master cylinder. this was replaced and worked fine from 12/23/09 to 2/23/10. then on this date i turned from the street to enter a restraint parking lot. everything was fine as i slowed to turn straight into a parking. my speed could not have been but 3 to 4 miles per hour.the brakes did not stop the car and i ran into the side of the building. the four times this happened was twice in reverse and twice going forward . the car never accelerated at any of the four times. the speed was always under 4 to 5 mph. i was able to drive to my home and the camry has set in my garage since then. *tr
11/20/2007351254
 Sudden acceleration while backing out of driveway. brought under control by intensive braking at the time it was thought to be an isolated incident - so no remedy was sought aprox. 5 mph. 9-26-08 sudden acceleration and brake failure when pulling out of gas station and making right hand turn within 100 feet of gas station-finally under control within 12 of home aprox. 15 mph. diagnosis - abs sensor failure complete braking system replaced. 5-21-09 sudden acceleration and brake failure while trying to slow down from 5 mph resulting in citation by ma state police for driving 87 mph. court records available (i've never had a citation ever in 45 years of driving.) 8-31-09 sudden acceleration & brake failure aprox 15 mph. brake failure - completely new brake system installed. toyota doesn't return calls. dealership says it's not on recall list so they refer me to toyota. i have less than 59,000 miles on this car it is a 2002. we do not drive it much since the second incident on 9-26-08. updated 04/28/10.*jb
07/08/2004100001
 I was pulling into my driveway in my 2002 toyota camry. the driveway is about 80 feet long. i slowed down to about 5 mph and activated the garage-door opener when all of sudden the car sped up and i crashed into the brick wall at the back of my garage, demolishing it. i filed two insurance claims, under both my auto and homeowner's policy to clean up the mess. i had one of my kids in the car at the time but neither of us were hurt, though we were pretty shaken up. nobody has ever been able to explain that accident. i have been driving more than thirty years and have an impeccable driving record. (no moving violations in a lifetime of driving.) about a month later i was with my wife and was pulling into a parking space--again at a speed of about 5mph--when the car suddenly sped up. this time i was ready for it and i put on brakes in time to avoid an accident. *tr
06/14/200370001
 I had a new 2002 toyota camry. the brakes seemed to be very soft when the first day i drove the car home from the dealer - i needed to really press the brake down to get the car to stop. i went back to the dealer the next day, they checked and told me no problems were found. later i also found that when braking from a slightly more elevated speed (bet 40-50 miles), the car's abs system seemed to make the brake pump by itself and cause braking to delay. i was worried about this and went back to the dealers at least another two times but every time was told no problems. because the brake, i had three accidents in which two times i rear-ended the vehicles that had stopped in front of me and the front end of car was badly damaged. i had not been going more than 30 miles an hour, as far as i know. but if the brakes had functioned correctly, i do not think the accidents would have occurred. *tr
09/17/2002200
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 toyota camry. the contact was driving approximately 40 mph on a bumpy road surfaces. there was pressure applied to the brake pedal, followed by a sudden acceleration. the vehicle was able to slow down after several attempts; and continued in operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. the failure occurred whenever encountering a rough road surface, bumps and ice. the technician stated the brakes functioned properly and were unable to duplicate the failure. the failure mileage was 200. the vin was unavailable.
06/25/2005400001
 The brake of my toyota camry was not function. the car was crashed with road side barrier. *tr
06/10/2002601
 2002 toyota camry. brakes have always been spongy and go to the floor. toyota service manager said it was normal. *tr
02/09/2010901171
 As i was driving my vehicle, my front brakes engaged and locked up my front tires completely and suddenly and would not disengage. ii had not pushed on my brake pedal when this happened. had to have my vehcile towed to a repair facility because it would not move forward. smoke was pouring out of the tire well due to the heat on the brakes. the repair facility stated that the brake pads were welded to the rotars from the amount of heat generated. the repair facility stated they had corrected the problem by replacing the master cylinder. as i drove my vehicle home, the same problem occured again and i was very close to being in a serious accident. my front tires once again suddenly locked and would not turn due to the front brakes engaging and then would not disnegage. i was not pushing on the brake pedal when this occured. the mechainc at the garage stated that he watched the brakes engage themselves when he was attempting to repair my vehicle. i picked the vehicle up once again and drive 2 blocks and the brakes began locking up once again. i took it back to the repair facility who then had to take it to toyota for repairs. *tr
10/17/2009350001
 2002 toyota camry. the abs has always let go when i brake on a road with a series of rough pot hole type pavement. also when braking on rail road tracks. it catches again when i am over the rough spots. i had the brakes checked by a certified tech and they tell me nothing is wrong. seems very similar to the prius problems to me. *tr
02/01/20105001
 I have a 2002 toyota camry xle with a 4 cylinder engine. the anti lock brakes have never really engaged properly when braking even moderately on any uneven surface, such as rippled pavement, railroad tracks or smaller pavement irregularities. the pedal feel is very light and you need to really brake quite hard to get the brakes to engage. this situation cases a very long stopping distance and with a very weak and dangerous braking effect. it is almost as if there is very little braking action when trying to stop on the uneven road surface. the braking effect is better, but not as strong as it should be on normal road conditions. i have always maintained the car to the manufacturer's recommended level and have asked about this braking issue on several occasions. the dealer has said that the brakes perform properly. i think this may be a computer related system issue and needs to be examined. please note that this is not a single instance occurrence. this has happened at least 5 or 6 times since i purchased the car new in june 2002. it is a very disconcerting feeling when trying to brake and the car just doesn't respond as it should. we have 4 other cars in our family, two hondas (accord and odyssey), a toyota corolla and a nissan altima. none of those cars have any such braking issues. i can get you the vin ,but do not have it as i am filling out this form. *tr
02/13/20101
 I bought a brand new 2002 toyota camry in august 2002 and have since noticed the brake pedal is somehow softer than other cars. it takes more time to fully apply the brakes. this might have led to a rear collision in october 2008, at a time few were aware of toyota brake problems. as toyota recalls got more media exposure, i became more concerned about my 2002 camry and started driving more carefully and stopping my car early and staying in more distance from other cars. however, my caution did not overcome the brake problem when i was parking the car in my garage on february 13, 2008. my foot was on the brake pedal and pressed down slowly when the car was
01/25/20101580001
 This is an ongoing problem with my 2002 toyota camry with the abs system. the abs system engages much too easily. this system engages on sand, leave or any loose surface. and when it engages my car essentially has no brakes. recently i was on a wet slushy road approaching an intersection and upon applying brakes the abs engaged. the system shuttered at a very high frequency and had no braking function. i had to turn the car into the snow bank in order to stop the vehicle before crossing the line of traffic at the intersection. i did inform the dealer of what i thought to be a weird way that an abs should operate, but they mealy instructed that it is was operating as design. i am only recently becoming aware that this is a faulty design, especially in light of the recognition that prius and lexus having similar problems. since i bought the car i always thought that this is the way abs operates and was my argument why i don't think the abs is a good idea. but now i know it a poor design. *tr
09/02/200237501
 I bought a brand new toyota camry in 2002. after 8 months (sept 04, 2002), when i was trying to stop the car at a red light i lost control of the car. i was about 20 yard behind a car which came to a stop at the red light. when i tried to stop the car, the car continue moving and lost control; i immediately i moved my car to the left lane and tried to hit the brake again and again and when finally i managed to stop the car it was exactly parallel to the car which was ahead of me. i nearly escaped the accident. i reported the incident to burnardi toyota (dealer) at framingham , ma and they were not listening to me. then, i also faced similar problem while i was driving on route 9. on both cases the ground was wet (due to little rain) and on both situations, i could not stop the car and i thought it was a break defect. i reported again (2nd time) to the dealer and told them i am scared driving this car and i also told them that it may be one in a million with the defect but they were arrogant and told me that the car has no problem. with my request they gave me 1-800 number to the toyota company to call if i have concerns. i called the toyota company and talked to a representative. they told me there are no similar incidents reported on their model. then,asked them to record my discussion with them. they told me any conversation is recorded. since, i do not want any other person driving the same car model to be hurt and i think it was to nhsta (?) that i report (email) my complaints. since toyota company or dealer did not respond to my complaints and i was afraid for the safety of myself and my family, in june of 2004 i went to the dealer and asked them to exchange the car and they gave me an estimated price of $12000 for the camry (almost 50% of the original price i paid) and i paid the difference for a toyota highlander. when i get rid off the car the book value was about $16,000-17,000. may be toyota should compensate my loss. *cn
02/05/20101
 I drive a 2002 toyota camry xle 4 cylinder car. ever since we bought it, it had problems braking when over an irregular surface like potholes, manholes etc. recent reports on toyota prius braking issues sounds very similar to what i experience on my car. i read on blogs online that other 2002 camry xle owners reported the same. i thought this was pretty normal at first, but not anymore. the car jerks for couple of seconds when i try to brake over irregular surfaces, the abs kicks in and you lose control for couple of seconds. please investigate this matter with seriousness. i think this is a very important safety issue. thank you. *tr
01/10/2010100001
 I have had problems with the braking system in my 2002 camry since purchase, but no one has been able to diagnose it. upon sudden braking on hills, uneven ground and other conditions, occasionally, the brakes are jerky like they are not catching and it is difficult to stop. it has been difficult to reproduce the problem at the shop and so no one has been able to correct it. there is no particular date (since 2002) although i am putting in a date so i can get through the form. *jb
11/05/200350001
 I have a toyora camry 2002 model. the problem that is currently reported with prius brakes, i have similar problem. several times i have complained to the dealership in oakbrook, il but i was told that is the way it is designed. whenever i go over a bump and if hit brakes, it does not engage for a few seconds and actually accelarates. can someone look at these models that are not recalled yet. this happens periodically not just once. *tr
04/12/20091380003
 2002 camry xle v6...at 138,000 miles while waiting at a traffic signal during rush hour the engine stalls and after 4 attempts finally restarts. the car continued to not idle the rest of my trip home - stalling every time i slowed down to stop or turn a corner...very unsafe...didn't trust the car to make it to mechanic. car was towed, mechanic could find nothing wrong. it happened again 3 more times within a week. same scenario, towed to mechanic, found nothing wrong because the check engine light does not come on and therefore the computer does not register any issues. mechanic cleaned all sensors, idle valve, dealership and independent mechanic find nothing wrong. car was fine until july 4, weekend and did the same thing twice again. mechanic finds nothing because it so random. same situation in november while turning car stalled because it would not idle, lost power steering and brakes and almost hit another car while turning. 3 mechanics and no one can find anything wrong. have also experienced the issues mentioned with brakes and rotors which have been replaced 3 times. *tr
11/05/2009150001
 2002 toyota v6 se; front brake discs caused severe steering wheel shaking when slowing from 40 to 35 mph. dealer originally replaced all front brake system at about 15000 miles under a toyota bulletin. at 60,000 miles began to have same problem which became uncontrollable at about 75,000 miles. out of warranty, so owner replaced front rotors and problem seems to be corrected.... no toyota recall..... *tr
04/15/2003500001
 2002 camry le,50k miles always pulls to left. has been to dealer and various shops. steering wheel shudders and vibrates at any and all speeds. problem is structural. brakes are constant problem. sunroof will not seal correctly therefore rear floor is now wet. now experiencing electrical problems. would have been better off buying a 1950 studebaker! and gm is in trouble? last toyota for me. car is unsafe. *tr
12/08/20061156401
 I was driving my wife's 2002 camry se v6. traveling at approximately 45-50 mph applied brakes to make a right turn at traffic light (light was red) and brakes continued to travel to floor without stopping vehicle. i quickly released brake pedal and pumped brake. car then slowed but i had to make a very aggressive tire squealing right turn. if i did not think to pump brake i don't feel that car would have slowed at all. if i was not making a right turn, by the time the brakes activated the vehicle would have entered or passed the intersection before coming to a complete stop. this happened at approx. 5:30 am. i took vehicle to toyota dealership at 8 am the same morning. the dealership said they could not duplicate concern. *nm
04/15/200651000212/29/2005
 1. the vehicle in the front made a sudden stop at the traffic light. 2. brakes failed to stop at a safe distance from the car in the front as they were too soft. 3. brakes and assembly was checked and nothing was changed as they are as per the standards. *jb
06/08/2006102/18/2002
 I have a 2002 toyota camry - every year i replace the rotors and break pads. now i have a bigger problem, my calibers froze, causing the(front) breaks to lock, and now my master cylinder is gone - we are talking a $700.00 repair job, on a car that is 4 years old, with less than 60k miles. with all the complaints i just read, how come toyota hasn't done a recall?????????????????? why do we need to replace the rotors, and pads every year? *nm
06/10/200550000108/10/2002
 Defective struts, front end and rear end noise, severe shudder when applying brakes. *jb
11/17/20031
 The consumer was involved in an accident after his vehicle suddenly accelerated and did not stop when the brakes were applied. *mr all computer pulses were tested and nothing was found wrong. when the shifter was placed in the drive position, the vehicle took off. the brakes were applied but did not stop the vehicle. the consumer steered to avoid the parked vehicles and crashed into a church. *sc *jb
01/31/2005372161
 Toyota camry 2002 brake problems. *bf the consumer stated the dealer graciously fixed the brake and requested that the file to be closed. *jb
12/09/20042001
 The consumer is experiencing problems with the brakes. when the brakes are applied, the pedal will go to the floor. the owner took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer says the brakes on this vehicle is normal. provide further details. *jb
10/05/200415500104/11/2002
 While parking the vehicle, the brakes failed and the vehicle proceeded forward until it hit a building. the frontal air bags did not deploy. *nm the sheriff stated by the position of the wheels he knew the brakes failed. *tc before the accident, the consumer complained to toyota about the brake going to the floor when it was applied. *jb the consumer stated she was sure that the high acceleration that occurred with her vehicle was the result of the gas pedal sticking. the consumer stated she knocked down a 4 foot metal parking light, proceeded and hit one wall, ran over numerous shrubbery, a tree and hit the entrance of a brick wall at a bank. updated 04/19/10
01/29/2004127771
 Vehicle suddenly accelerated and brakes didn't respond when pressed. (nar) *ph *cb
06/29/20041
 While approaching a red light and attempting to slow down vehicle surged while applying the brakes. the brakes had to be depressed with great force. *ak see voq 10074340. *dsy
01/01/19010
 While approaching a red light consumer started slowing down, there was a surged while applying brakes. the brakes had to bedepressed with great force. please describe details.*mr see voq 10080160. *dsy
02/01/2003004/11/2002
 Front rotors are out of round. dealer cut them. they developed the same problem 4,000 miles later. i was told by the dealer if i had them cut again it would cost me money. i had them cut by my mechanic which happens to be my cousin at no charge. i was told by other camry owners that their rotors were replaced by toyota. i have 44,000 miles on my 2002 camry v6. the rotors are out of round again and toyota has not released after market rotors for that car. i am un-happy with this whole situation. *nm
05/18/20044
 Dealer resurfaced the fronts rotors and replaced the pads. at 21,000 miles the front rotors were resurfaced and the pads were replaced again. at 23,000 miles the front pads were replaced for a third time and at 42,000 miles they replaced strut mounting. at 43,000 front and rear brakes were replaced for the fourth time. *jb
03/30/20041
 While applying the brakes pedal went to the floor and vehicle suddenly accelerated. this caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and hit another vehicle. upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. however, mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem. *ak *nm
47000305/18/2002
 Brakes failed to stop the vehicle immediately when depressed. this resulted in the consumer running a stop sign. dealership will be contacted. this failure occurred twice prior to this incident when the vehicle was being driven by their son.*ak
03/19/200322000601/11/2004
 When the brakes were depressed vehicle surged forward. this problem occurred 6 times since ownership of the vehicle. the vehicle has been to the dealer, who could not determine the cause of the problem. *ak *mr see voq 10063541. *dsy
120002
 When the brake pedal is depressed pedal flutters, and it feels like the vehicle will not stop. *ak
1
 Vehicle has a very low brake pedal, when applied it stopped below the level of the accelerator pedal. *la the dealer informed the consumer the brakes were normal. the drums were cleaned. however that did not remedy the problem. the consumer also has a second 2002 toyota camry vin# 4t1be30k22u617811 with the same brake issue. *jb
05/07/200288075010/01/2001
 2002 toyota camry se v6, when you apply the brakes they will not stop the car in the same amount of distance each time. every time when the brakes are having problems, it takes twice are far to stop the car as normal. my wife and i just signed up to take an emergency vehicle operations class so that when the brakes fail again, we will be more prepared to take evasive action to avoid a wreck with our 2 children in the car. the car has been left at the dealership 10 times just for the brakes . the brakes have failed with the dealer 2 times, but they are cellulose as to the origin of the problem . the dealership is affraid to drive the car more than a few miles at a time, because they said they do not want to wreck the car. that is my point exactly!!!! i called southeast toyota, case #200308050397, she said if the dealer can not duplicate the problem each time, that there is not a problem. se toyota told the dealer to quit looking at the car for brake problems. that was a statement the service mgr would not give to me in writing!! it is now failing more often . i am afraid for my wife and kids to be in the car at all . i will be filing for arbitraion very soon. after this i will never drive another toyota. the customer service from toyota, on a problem as major as brakes , lacks any concern at all. i hope toyota finds the problem before anyone else gets hurt!!!!!!!!!!jw . *ak
01/27/2004500002
 On two separate occasions brakes failed. on 12/1/2003, while driving uphill, brakes malfunctioned, and consumer's vehicle bumped the rear of another vehicle. on 1/27/2004, while driving down hill, brakes failed. vehicle went onto a small incline and slowed down, and brakes started to operate again. dealer could not duplicate or determine the cause of the problem. *ak *mr
01/01/20021000101/01/2002
 My 2002 toyota camry has braking system that does not operate properly. find every time i go to stop braking system does not stop and perform properly. find car does not perform properly in rain and snow and skids out in this type of weather. note have contacted dealership along with manufacturer to notify them of my complaint with no avail. *ph
05/17/20025110
 Brakes don't hold on a hill. also when you come to a stop the auto will stop then the pedal will go all the way to the floor. *tt
06/21/2002100004/25/2002
 2002 camry le. brakes were fine until about 1k miles. pedal began sinking to the floor. dealer replaced booster and master cylinder. brakes still go to floor with constant pressure. they are mushy, intermittently grab, and fade quickly. sometimes grabbing. the feel seems to vary. dealer says all is normal. *nlm
1
 The consumer feels that the front brakes were not operating properly. the vehicle was taken to the dealer on 1/9/2003 and stated the brakes were fine. *nlm
05/07/2003
 When the pavement was wet and the consumer applied the brakes the pedal went all the way to the floor and vehicle didn't stop. the dealer inspected the vehicle but could no duplicate or correct the problem. *nlm
106/01/2002
 The brakes make a plink sound, like a ukelele string being plucked, when the brakes are applied. the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor if constant pressure is applied. the dealer replaced the brake power assist, the master cylinder, bled the brake lines, and adjusted the linkage but the problem remains. i have a second 2002 toyota camry, vin jtdbe32k820114305, that i bought at the same time which has the same problem. the vin's are within 1,200 numbers of each other. ph. *jb **dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**767459
07/15/2002104/29/2002
 Brakes are very spongy and pedal goes to the floor if continuous pressure is applied. not able to come to a stop quickly if needed.*jb
03/06/2002120103/03/2002
 Brakes squealing. have been taking this issue with dealership when ever i go for service and also independently at one time. dealer does something and the brakes stop making noise for 1-2 days. after that its the same. the brakes makes such a great ear piercing noise. *jb
01/02/200201
 The brakes squeaked when they were applied, however the dealer did not find a problem. *jb
03/05/20031
 There was a shake and vibration coming from under the right wheel. *jb
33483109/02/2002
 The vehicle was stopped with foot on the brake when the vehicle rolled forward and tapped another vehicle. scc *nlm
12/15/20021
 When the brake was applied, the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.*jb
01/15/200211000102/21/2002
 The vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.*jb
05/29/20026806701/12/2002
 There was a grinding sound coming from the brakes, the brake pedal would go to the floor, and it would feel as if the vehicle would not stop, the carpet had to be reglued in the trunk which would hang down, there was an interior rattle in the carpet, and the washers fell out the right rear door, the brake problem would occur on dry to normal road surfaces. scc *jb
09/23/200140609/21/2001
 Consumer stated the brake pedal goes to the floor before the vehicle stops, incident happened several times, in which the vehicle had stopped in the middle of the intersection. (very unsafe) the dealer blames it on the design. *scc *jb
208/06/2002
 When the brakes were applied, the gas pedal was pressed accidentally, which caused unexpected acceleration. ts the brake pedal had gone to the floor, below the gas pedal which had felt spongy. the consumer had taken the vehicle to a service dealer which stated that the brakes were out of adjustment. after the repair was done, the brakes still remained the same. scc
06/16/2002110/06/2001
 Left rear wheel was locked and car jump to the left, tried to control the car, but lost control and moved out from hwy
09/26/2002
 Consumer states that while driving at 30-40 mph the consumer applied the brakes. the brakes went all the way to the floor. the consumer almost hit another vehicle. contacted dealer. *mr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
10/18/2007106/15/2002
 Brakes have a long stopping distance; even though it has been in the shop several times for this. mechanics can't fix it. this car has been like this since it was brought new. *tr
01/04/200756459212/29/2005
 Applied brakes to make a sudden stop at 25 mph. the brakes went all the way to the floor(spongy) and also abs got activated but did not stop. it hit vehicle in front and stopped without any damage. this happened couple of times earlier, but not involved any accident. before this accident, got the brakes adjusted 3 times at dealer for low pedal. after the repair was done, the brakes still remained the same. on bumpy roads abs gets activated directly. i paid fine for the accident for toyota flaw. will get rid of this camry if toyota does not recall. *nm
06/10/2005207/04/2002
 Dt contact stated the vehicle surged forward on two different occasions. when putting the foot on the brakes to slow the vehicle down and to come to a stop, the vehicle surged forward. the first time this happened it caused the contact's vehicle to rear end another vehicle. the vehicle is at the dealers now. at this point the dealer is not sure what is wrong with the vehicle. *ak
07/29/2002200106/26/2002
 Anti-lock brake system is entirely too sensitive. the brake system kicks in at speeds below twenty, on dry uneven pavement, iron grates and any sought of bump in the road. the has almost resulted in numerous accidents. was told by a salesmen this is a problem on 2002 camry's. have had brakes checked on numerous occasion by toyota service technicians but no problem is ever found. *nm
02/01/20051
 Failure of abs on 2002 toyota camry. *bf this problem caused an accident. toyota blamed the incident on worn tires. *sc
09/24/2004100020
 When the brake pedal was depressed to slow down or stop the vehicle the anti-lock brakes engaged. this made it difficult to stop or slow down the vehicle; which almost causd several accidents. the dealership has performed a diagnostic test , but no failure code was found. the dealership indicated that that was the way the abs was suppose to operate. *jb
01/01/200210
 Brakes on the 2002 to present camrys, i have changed the whole systems out, and i keep telling tech suport that the fluid drains back into the mastercylinder from the line that loops up on non abs systems, the lines leak on the abs sysem due to under tighting. they tell us that the system was made to be soft from complaints of previous owners this is on 02 and present. i see all the below but why wait berfore someone gets killed,somthing needs to be done now. i work at a toyota dealership for 12 years now and this keeps getting shoved under the rug, the design is a defect in it self. at least do this test, drive a 02- 04 camry non abs, 2az eng 4 cyl, find a safe road, running about50- 80, slam on the brakes, to the floor they go. hope nothing is in front of you. may not do it on every one. find one that will ,then bleed them, still soft but will stop better,wait awhile then try it again, to the floor they go. sorry about the fake name and all but i woulden be working at toyota or any dearlership very long reporting somthing like this. call me a rat if you like but then say,maybe he is just thinking about me and my loved ones. please don't let this turn into a firestone thing.*ak
12/29/2004165001
 When applying the brakes pedal preceded to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. *ak
10/06/200420342201/24/2002
 Sudden vehicle acceleration while pulling in to a parking space, resulting in a crash into a tree, despite the fact that the anti-lock brake system was activated. significant vehicle damage, but no injury. a second occurrence while stationary; no vehicle damage, just very discomfited owners. additional details in cc'd correspondence addressed to toyota, dated 6-dec-04.*ak
08/05/2004140001
 After having the vehicle serviced for an oil change. upon arriving home the vehicle had no brakes and the consumer went through the garage door, then proceeded into the home. the vehicle was totaled. *nm.while turning into consumer's driveway vehicle experienced brake failure, resultin gin loss of control. vehicle went through the garage door, through the kitchen, and came to a halt at the rear wall of consumer's house.ems treated the driver at the scene. *ak
11/13/200475200101/18/2002
 Have very serious concerns with abs system on this automobile. these brakes on numerous occasions over the ownership of this car, including today (my wife driving), have acted extremely erratically, with excessive pulsating and chattering performance that i would not qualify as a rotor issue. this problem has occurred a minimum of 30-50 times since the car was new, has been reported on at least two occasions to the dealer (bernardi. framingham, ma) during routine service, and has been discounted as a non-problem. i disagree, and am to the point that i feel this problem could lead to a serious automobile accident if not corrected. *jb
01/15/200322000112/31/2002
 The abs braking system would come on at different times , making them defective. the manufacture stated that system was working ineffectively, however it was because of the worn tires. the consumer was involved in an accident where he rear ended another vehicle. *ak the consumer would jam on the brakes as hard as he could. they worked for a short period of time, slowing the vehicle down to about 10 mph then releasing completely and caused the vehicle to roll into another vehicle. *sc
08/05/2004150001
 After having the oil changed and the tires rotated, the consumer drove home, making several stops. when driving in to the garage, the brakes failed and the vehicle crashed into the consumers home. *jb
07/23/2004190003
 When abs brakes are applied consumer can feel it, then it will disengage, and the vehicle will continue to move forward. consumer took vehicle to dealer numerous times and was told that the brakes were operating as designed. *ak
05/20/200435003505/10/2002
 My abs brakes fade intermittentl but only with the a/c on. they fade occasionally during stops and light pressure on pedal. they also feel spongy all the time. dealer tells me that there is nothing wrong and, all the above, are normal operation.*ak
03/08/200435000204/27/2001
 02/23/04, dealer's invoice tocs12154: 04/19/04, dealer's invoice tocs14794. the cd and tape player went bad before the car was two years old. i did not discover this until there was 37,000 miles on the car. the warranty ran out at 35,000 miles. the cd/tape player part of the radio was not even used for a couple of months, so i was not aware there was a problem until after the warranty expired. the dealer charged me $250.00 for a used radio they ordered from the manufacturer (a new radio was going to cost $850.00). they were kind enough to not charge me for the installation. since toyota does not make the radios installed in their vehicles, toyota would not help me with my problem. 03-08-04, dealer's invoice tocs12900:i have a problem with the brake system that concerns me more than the radio malfunction. there is a viabration when i slow down to stop the car. i took my car to the dealer to have this checked. they recommended that the front rotors be turned (for $170.00) and that the rear brake drums be resurfaced (for $127.50) by the time the dealer checked this for me, the car had 38,363 miles. the warranty expired at 35,000 miles! neither the dealer nor toyota will do anything about the brakes. they considered it to be normal wear an tear. i have never had a radio go bad in any other car i have owned. my subaru imprezza is over 10 years old! the imprezze still had its original brakes!*ak
05/11/200443000109/30/2001
 My wife was slowing for a stop sign off a highway exit ramp whenthe brakes did not stick and the car lurched foreward' striking a stopped vehicle.she told the police she was only going 5-10mph at most, but the other vehicle suffered over $500.00 in damages.this was in good road conditions where she travels daily. prior to this i had told the dealer that the brakes felt mushy and rarely gave confidence. the service records state the following:complaint-brake pedal travels a long way to stop. reply-brakes function as designed. normal travel for this type of brake system. [3000 miles later] complaint-brake pedal feels like it loses pressure when stopping. worried car will not stop at times. reply-improper adjustment rear drum brake. obviously there is more wrong than an out of adjustment rear brake. either the brake system or a combination of the brake system and acceleration system are faulty in this vehicle.*ak
04/21/2004510/31/2001
 When applying the brakes on my 2002 toyota camry, the car continues to lunge forward. i almost hit a school bus this morning.*ak
02/28/200426000104/15/2002
 While driving at about 35 mph, i placed my foot on the brake to slow down a bit. the car did not slow down, instead it speed up to about 75 mph. i hit the brakes harder, but the car would not stop. *ak i quickly pulled on the hand brake and shifted the gear to park, then shut off the engine. i hade the vehicle towed to a toyota dealer. the dealer could not duplicate the problem, so they were not able to make a repair. i have also filed a complaint with toyota.
03/10/20041
 Consumer will provide details information on the abs brake system problem. *ak
11/18/2003131001
 While applying brakes vehicle surged forward without warning. as a result, vehicle collided into a another vehicle. no injuries reported. *ak
03/02/20020103/02/2002
 Key can be removed from ignition when car is in drive. ignition defect could cause the car to roll and strike another car or a person when unattended. the is the second serious manufacturer's defect on this car. this is the same new car that has intermittent brake failures of hydraulic abs in under 15,000, causing car to go through stops three times. please see complaint # 10018667. impossible to get manufacture to assist despite several attempts. buyer beware. *jb
10/06/2003409/22/2001
 On four different occasions, i
04/14/200314395304/20/2002
 Brake failure of 2002 toyota camry v6 with abs brakes. brake pedal goes to the floorboard, brakes make loud ratcheting / grinding sound, car does not stop. on three occasions, approaching stops at less than 30 mph, car has gone through limit line exceeding stopping point by at least 10 feet, under normal driving conditions. this car has been inspected by manufacturer three times. service department is unable to duplicate the problem. i have been told that this is normal for abs brakes. paperwork from service department also indicates that car is safe to drive. i am afraid to put myself, a passenger, or another motorist at risk. the car is just over one-year-old, and i have completely stopped driving the car. i have written a letter to toyota 4-26-03 requesting a full refund under the lemon law. *nlm
04/17/200306/25/2002
 Brake pedal on 2002 camry touches floor while i am stopped at light. no accidents yet, but i am afraid to drive car. dealer says this is normal. (low brake pedal) i have scheduled another checkup for the brakes. what can i do? *nlm
03/07/2003107/02/2002
 The vehicle exhibits poor braking during hard stop. brake pedal goes to floor. during normal braking, brake pedal is very low. when you pump brakes, the brake pedal sinks. the dealer has checked brakes and says this is normal condition.*jb
10/08/200211/01/2001
 On two occasion since owning this vehicle this problem has occured. at highway speeds (70 mph) if the brakes are applied strong to avoid a collision you lose control of the vehicle. the last incident occured while my wife was driving. the vehicle spun out of control 180 degrees across three lanes of freeway and ended up facing oncoming traffic on the shoulder. when applying the brakes in the described fashion the rear of the car begins to skid into an out of control situation. dt
10005/01/2002
 After the car has stopped the brakes bleed off and the brake pedal goes clear to the floor!!*ak
04/01/2002903/14/2002
 When applying brakes during normal braking procedure, there is an extended stopping distance, the pedal feels normal. this happens intermittently. vehicle has been examined 4 times by dealer, cannot find cause of problem. *akconsumer is afraid to operate the vehicle because of the extended stopping distance. toyota dealers state that the problem must be verified before any work can be done to the vehicle. no problem has been found. the dealer considers everything to be operating in its normal function. *jg
05/25/2002
 While traveling at 40 mph consumer applied brakes and pedal went to the floor, tried emergency brake and nothing happened. consumer had to turn off engine and coast to a stop. dealer stated they can't duplicate problem. *ak
06/15/2002
 While driving at 45 mph brakes locked up, and consumer lost control, resulting in an accident. contacted dealer. *ak
04/05/20021
 Consumer states that the abs is very sensitive causing it to be faulty.*jb
03/21/2002102/01/2002
 At a constant cruising speed, the automatic transmission abruptly jerks (presumably shifts) when accelerator pedal is released slightly. a clunking noise can also be heard at this time. the abs actuator also had to be replaced earlier as it was producing a clunking noise after the engine was started and the steering wheel was turned sharply at low speeds.
09/23/2001
 When applying brake pedal goes almost to the floor before there is any braking action. brake pedal feels spongy, extended stopping distance. vehicle has been taken to dealer numerous times, claims this is normal for vehicle.*ak
03/15/200203/01/2002
 Brakes were mushy straight off of the new car lot. two days after buying the car i came upon a traffic light that turned red while i approached. i pressed the brake pedal, the pedal went to the floor, the car wouldn't stop and went right on through the intersection. luckily, no cars crossed the intersection when i went through it. brought the car back to the dealer . their service dept checked the car and said nothing was wrong. i had them bleed the brake system and then took the car home. after they bled the brakes, the steering wheel now vibrates when the brakes are pressed, plus the brakes are still mushy. sometimes when stopped, the brake pedal will go to the floor when pressure is applied. nlm
03/11/20022
 Abs light would stay on while driving. vehicle taken to dealer on two occasions, and were unable to duplicate the problem. *ak *jg
12/01/2001
 When stopped brake pedal fades to the floor when pressure applied. cause unknown, car has been back to the dealer twice for same problem, have been advised vehicle is safe to drive. mechanic test drive claims emergency stop okay.*ak
01/01/2002
 Front abs brakes lock on wet road conditions, causing loss of control. dealer has yet to be contacted.please provide further details.*ak
09/20/20011009/01/2001
 Starting the first week ihad the vehicle the brakes were not right and seemed to malfunction intermittently about every two days until i finally went through an intersection and was unable to stop. the dealer calims it's the abs but i've driven abs vehicles for the last 5 yrs without experiencing this. the service dept was able to duplicate the problem once and still claims there is nothing wrong w/ the car. i am afraid to drive the vehicle and have written a complaint to toyota corporate who claims therte has been no other complaints of this nature. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
01/22/2005708/17/2002
 I believe that the antilock brakes on the toyota camry 2002 are too sensitive. they engage way too early when applying the brakes. when there is a little snow on the road and i am traveling even at a snails pace and try to stop, the brakes engage causing the car to skid through the light. every other car i drove slowed to a stop. *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
03/20/200412000211/30/2001
 I have a 2002 toyota camry that i use for normal driving. at 12000 miles the car started vibrating when braking. the dealer determined that the front rotor was warped and replaced the front brakes and turned the rotors at my expense($250). now, at 29000 miles and a little over a year later, i am having the same problem.*ak
01/07/200310000110/01/2001
 The front disc brake rotors are warping despite normal driving, causing shaking of steering wheel when braking and possibly compromising vehicle stopping ability. it occurred at 10,000 miles. toyota warranty service only provides for resurfacing the rotor rather than part replacement. is this problem due to defective rotor materials and/or faulty brake system design.*ak
10/28/2002101/01/2002
 Attempted to bring vehicle to stop by applying the brakes when parking into a parking spot after making a right turn. the brake pedal went all the way down to the floor but the vehicle did not come to a stop, resulting into a head on collision with a building's outer wall. dt
 Consumer called complaining about the brakes consumer also stated that he was driving at about 30mph and he had apply the brakes and they did not respond which it cause into a side paviment. dealer was not contacted at this present time. ts
10/01/2002103/14/2002
 Consumer states that when depressing the brakes, the pedal requires excessive effort and travels very close to the floorboard. the consumer states that the stopping distance is increased. consumer contacted mfr who advised that the braking action is a normal occurence with a new braking system installed. *nlm the consumer states that the vehicle has been in for service several times, and has been acknowledged by a manufacturing rep that the pedal travels. *scc
106/01/2002
 The brakes make a plink sound, like a ukelele string being plucked, when the brakes are applied. the brake pedal goes all the way to floor if constant pressure is applied. i have another 2002 toyota camry, vin jtdbe32k820115443, that i bought at the same time which has the same problem. the dealer replaced the brake power assist, the master cylinder, bleed the brake lines, and adjusted the linkage on that car but the problem remains. the problem on the other 2002 toyota camry was reported on odi # 767459. the vin for the second 2002 toyota camry that i referred to in that report was misstated as jtdbe32k820114305. the vin in this report is correct.*ak
07/01/2002
 We have owned camrys since 1985. took delivery this car w/3 miles on odometer - brakes felt mushy but gave them a break-in period of several 100 miles, then returned car to dealer with complaint of mushy brake pedal - excessive pedal travel & instances of the pedal sinking to the floor. svc writer never wrote up an r/o and said that that was the the way the new brakes were supposed to feel. un-satisfied with the explanation icontacted toyota's e-mail response line and complained. they arranged a return service appt with the dealer - r/o was written up and rear brakes were cleaned and adjusted - the car was never test driven re: the other complaints. problem was un-corrected. contacted toyota's e-mail service again and a personal appt w/dealers svc supv was made. no r/o was written up but he took a test drive in my car & allowed me to test drive a 2002 demonstrator. unfortunately the brakes reacted and felt the same way in both vehicles. he explained that the re-designed brake system gave this effect and, further, that the lengthy pedal travel could not be adjusted out. i cannot understand how these re-designed brakes can be considered safe! the pedal travel if at least 4-5 inches long and before the braking effect even begins the level of the brake pedal is below that of the accelerator pedal. if your foot is not centered on the brake pedal (as in a panic stop situation) it is entirely conceivable that one could be contacting both the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time, both braking and accelerating simultaneously. in addition, the long pedal travel before the brakes take effect adds an extra reaction time to the stopping process thereby lengthening the stopping distance. i am most unhappy with these brakes and for the first time in 17 years, unhappy and dissatisfied with toyota's response to this problem. i definitely feel that this car is more unsafe to drive than our second car, a '99 camry.*ak
 Hydraulic brakes; vehicle fails to respond to brake application with pedal descending to floorboard. dealer states that pedal's travel to the floor is normal. please describe details. *ak
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 While driving applied brakes and without warning brakes did not function. dealer has been notified, and was unable to duplicate the problem.problem occurred intermittently, and on 3 different occasions.*ak
 Two days after i purchased my camry, the brakes began to squeak. at first, it was a slight sound but gradually became very loud to the point that it is scary to drive the car. today, exactly about a month since i bought the car, the noise is unbareable. it is extremely loud and it happen everytime i press the break pedal,the brakes was also very hard to brake. i have to press really hard to get it to work. i contacted the dealer and toyota regional office. they didn't help at all but just blaming the government on the new brake regulation. i am very stressed out about this. please help.*ak
03/01/20022
 While stopping on a hill, brakes went to the floor. consumer had to pump brakes for vehicle to stop. took vehicle to dealer who stated that cardboard was in disc brakes. mechanic stated that abs were suppose to go to the floor. *ak consumer states steering wheel has excessive play, no action from wheels with slight movement. *yd
 When brakes are applied pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. cause unknown. please give any further details.*ak
09/22/20010
 At any speed brake pedal is really mushy, and one time it went to the floor, vehicle eventually stopped on its own.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
07/09/20034000102/27/2002
 Both rear brake discs were grooved after 4000 miles of use. dealership turned rotors. problems still existed with noise. took to second dealer and they turned discs (second turning) diagnosis: warped discs. my conscern is the safety of the rear brakes new, as well as after the remedy (turning). customer service rep. from first dealer stated that there have been many complaints about noise, but it is perfectly safe. *ak
103/01/2002
 The rear disc brakes cut grooves into rotors on both sides. the brakes wobble and pulsate. *yh
06/06/2002
 Dealer replaced rear wheel disc and pads because vehicle would squeak when applying brakes. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
 When applying brakes there's a pulsating feeling in vehicle, it feels like brakes are going to release. dealer has been contacted.*ak
04/19/2002
 Brake pads are squeaking, took vehicle to ford and they replaced pads and rotors.rotors were cracked. dealer replaced rotors.l currently, vehicle is squeaking again. please provide any further information.*ak
03/05/2002
 Brakes squeal while consumer is applying brakes.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
03/06/200317250402/05/2002
 Since i purchased this car it has been problems, first it was the brakes vibrating, took it in and right away the dealer knew what it was without me even explaining it to him, they fixed that in 2 trips. then it was the rotten egg smell, they could not find anything wrong.(then why does my car stink when i try to get power out of the engine?) then it was the knocking and pinging in the engine, (i was told that they could not duplicate the problem, but my octane level was low to upgrade my gas. the manufacturers provided owners manual states 87 octane gas or higher, i already use 89 octane and have since the day i bought the car, so why should i have to spend money on higher priced gas when the car is only 1 year old and the engine should not make any noises. now it is the tires and alignment the alignment is completely off that the tires are destroyed with only 17,250 miles on them, yet the car shows no sign of the alignment being off, it drives straight stays in one lane and the steering wheel is even straight, so how after one year with low miles is the alignment off and the tires are destroyed, and why was it unnoticed when i had my tires balanced and rotated 2 months earlier at 15,000 miles? by the same dealership! i feel that this car has alot of problems that the manufacturer does not want to address, look at how many other people are having the same problems, and we are all told that it is wear and tear or that there is no problem at all, well then why are we all having the same problems? i called toyota's main office logged a complaint and was told that someone would get back to me, it has been 3 days now and not one call has come my way! i feel that i should not have to pay for the repairs to this car since it is a nation wide problem, especially since it is a $27000.00 car that has depreciated in value by more than $7000.00 in less than one year, what happened to toyota's retaining there value? i wish everybody much luck with their issues. *nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
10/22/20026400403/01/2002
 1) front brakes keep going bad 4 times in 25,000 miles 2) warping of the disc bad vibration 3) keep replacing front rotors and pads. *jb
08/13/2002710/12/2001
 Have very serious concerns with brake system on my car. brakes repaired on numerous occasions . consumer feel this problem could lead to a serious automobile accident if not corrected. *bf nar *jls the rear brakes were noisy and made a grinding sound. the front brakes vibrated, the consumer replaced the front brake pads'; return true; onmouseout=window.status=''; return true;>brake pads'; return true; onmouseout=window.status=''; return true;>brake pads'; return true; onmouseout=window.status=''; return true;>brake pads'; return true; onmouseout=window.status=''; return true;>brake pads and rotors. the consumer stated that the trunk flaps and clips were installed to fix the problem. the left front door kick panel came loose. bond pak primer applied to fix the problem. the consumer stated that the vehicle shimmies when driving at high speeds. vehicle front wheels out of balance. the problem was not with the wheel balance but with the brakes. rotors where warped. the consumer stated that the moon roof does not open smoothly it jolts and shakes the car roof. the consumer smelled a rotten egg smell when the heater and air conditioner was used. the consumer was told that it was burning sulfur and it would diminish at 25000 miles. 35000 miles the smell was still there. *tc the rear view defogger was replaced.
01/07/200310000110/01/2001
 The front disc brake rotors are warping despite normal driving, causing shaking of steering wheel when braking and possibly compromising vehicle stopping ability. it occurred at 10,000 miles. toyota warranty service only provides for resurfacing the rotor rather than part replacement. is this problem due to defective rotor materials and/or faulty brake system design.*ak
03/18/200203/01/2002
 The problem is with both frront and back brakes. chronology of problems with brakes: when the odometer reached about 400 miles, the brakes started to squeak intermittently. on mar. 28, 2002, i brought the car to herb chambers toyota of boston service department. they found the brakes shoes were glazed up and did the repair. assured that everything was ok, i drove home. two blocks down the street, i could hear the brakes squeaking again. i immediately turned around and went back to the service dept. they found that the front brake pads needed replacement. they had to order the parts and would call me when the parts were delivered. after they notified me of the delivered parts, i brought the car in on april 4, 2002. one hour later, they told me that both rotors were cracked! again, they had to order the parts and should be able to get them the next day. meanwhile i had to get a rental to go home, which they paid for. next morning, i called them to check on the status. i was told that the parts would not come in for another week. so they planned to take rotors off from another brand new camry and put them on mine. the repair was finished around noon time. when i picked up the car, the service advisor reassured me that everything should be fine.after driving for a couple weeks, i started to hear squeaky brakes again. at first i thought the noise came from other cars on the road. as the squeak got louder and more frequent, i knew the noise was from my new camry. i brought it back to the service dept. on may 8, 2002. within one hour, the service advisor said they were not going to fix it, pending advice from toyota.. she did not know when they would get it but said that squeaky brakes should not be a safety issue.i do not think the dealer is taking this matter seriously. the brakes are squeaking badly. some unknown reason had caused the rotors to crack before, can anyone guarantee that it will not happen again?*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
09/03/200360201/26/2002
 Severe vibration in steering when brakes applied 20+ months after purchase. brought to dealer, deformed rotors, machined front disc brakes & replaced pads. when braking after this, vehicle pulled to the left. 24 months later had same severe vibration/brakes again. researched complaints nhtsa site..many have same complaint to dealer again & they wanted to charge me $99 to diagnose. i said no & the mgr steve said we don't charge that fee for brakes. i advised i knew of tsb's issued for this car & shouldn't have same problem from 2 yrs ago. he said only 1 yr warranty on prev work, but he would take a look. he said my rotors were warped & could not be machined again, only replaced, however brake pads are replaced when they are 2 ml & mine were at 7-8, & safe so either replace rotors & pads $469 live w/ vibration until pads worn down to 2 ml then do brake jobe. i advised i knew of tsb's for this problem & he said he already checked & there aren't. i said check again & after waiting told me there was a tsb but it had expired but in an act of good will he would order the part and do the repair to both front brakes free. i made an appt & went for repair. repair order said only one side rotor and pad replaced. now when i approach hgwy speed of 60-65 mph, steering wheel shimmies. people are having accidents due to these brake problems according to nhtsa complaints & nothing is being done! i worry someone will be hurt because this problem is not deemed worthy of a recall. the design of the brakes is a problem. *nm
08/13/2002710/12/2001
 Have very serious concerns with brake system on my car. brakes repaired on numerous occasions . consumer feel this problem could lead to a serious automobile accident if not corrected. *bf nar *jls the rear brakes were noisy and made a grinding sound. the front brakes vibrated, the consumer replaced the front brake pads'; return true; onmouseout=window.status=''; return true;>brake pads'; return true; onmouseout=window.status=''; return true;>brake pads'; return true; onmouseout=window.status=''; return true;>brake pads'; return true; onmouseout=window.status=''; return true;>brake pads and rotors. the consumer stated that the trunk flaps and clips were installed to fix the problem. the left front door kick panel came loose. bond pak primer applied to fix the problem. the consumer stated that the vehicle shimmies when driving at high speeds. vehicle front wheels out of balance. the problem was not with the wheel balance but with the brakes. rotors where warped. the consumer stated that the moon roof does not open smoothly it jolts and shakes the car roof. the consumer smelled a rotten egg smell when the heater and air conditioner was used. the consumer was told that it was burning sulfur and it would diminish at 25000 miles. 35000 miles the smell was still there. *tc the rear view defogger was replaced.
08/13/200291203
 While applying the brake pedal vehicle pulsated and vibrated uncontrollably. consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. mechanic determined that front rotors needed to be replaced, and replaced them twice. however, the problem recurred. *ak
03/08/200435000204/27/2001
 02/23/04, dealer's invoice tocs12154: 04/19/04, dealer's invoice tocs14794. the cd and tape player went bad before the car was two years old. i did not discover this until there was 37,000 miles on the car. the warranty ran out at 35,000 miles. the cd/tape player part of the radio was not even used for a couple of months, so i was not aware there was a problem until after the warranty expired. the dealer charged me $250.00 for a used radio they ordered from the manufacturer (a new radio was going to cost $850.00). they were kind enough to not charge me for the installation. since toyota does not make the radios installed in their vehicles, toyota would not help me with my problem. 03-08-04, dealer's invoice tocs12900:i have a problem with the brake system that concerns me more than the radio malfunction. there is a viabration when i slow down to stop the car. i took my car to the dealer to have this checked. they recommended that the front rotors be turned (for $170.00) and that the rear brake drums be resurfaced (for $127.50) by the time the dealer checked this for me, the car had 38,363 miles. the warranty expired at 35,000 miles! neither the dealer nor toyota will do anything about the brakes. they considered it to be normal wear an tear. i have never had a radio go bad in any other car i have owned. my subaru imprezza is over 10 years old! the imprezze still had its original brakes!*ak
01/10/20045000712/26/2002
 1. loud creaking and rattles: after many attempts at repairs, the problem finally turned out to be a manufacturing defect. they left plastic assembly guides in place, which they had to remove by removing the window again (this was a super secret service bulletin that was divulged only when the customer engineer for new england showed up). but he dealership managed to chip the paint in the process, requiring the roof to be repainted. once the creak was gone, the interior rattles were unbearable from all the quality work completed. 2. transmission issue: i've been assured by the service manager at me dealership that it is normal the transmission take at least a mile shift out of second gear when below 30
07/09/20034000102/27/2002
 Both rear brake discs were grooved after 4000 miles of use. dealership turned rotors. problems still existed with noise. took to second dealer and they turned discs (second turning) diagnosis: warped discs. my conscern is the safety of the rear brakes new, as well as after the remedy (turning). customer service rep. from first dealer stated that there have been many complaints about noise, but it is perfectly safe. *ak
01/07/200310000110/01/2001
 The front disc brake rotors are warping despite normal driving, causing shaking of steering wheel when braking and possibly compromising vehicle stopping ability. it occurred at 10,000 miles. toyota warranty service only provides for resurfacing the rotor rather than part replacement. is this problem due to defective rotor materials and/or faulty brake system design.*ak
05/12/200373001007/10/2002
 I went overseas for two months and returned which i do frequently and will in the future. i had the car parked and no one drove the vehicle and it only has approximately 7,500 miles on the odometer. i went to apply the brakes for the first time and the vehicle surged back and forth and almost crashed. the brakes catch and then release in a severe lunging motion and the car is not safe to drive. after speaking to the dealer, i was told that there is rust buildup and it would not be under warranty and i must pay for the repairs. in all my 30 years of driving i have never heard of such a thing and consider the braking system or parts inferior and their should be a warning about this problem or it could be potentially a fatal situation. i have had vehicles sit around for long periods of time and have never had such a problem such as this. so it seems that after going away and returning to drive this $23k vehicle, i must pay for repairs every time. i will not drive this vehicle and am looking into legal action. *jb
09/01/20021100004/08/2002
 New automobile problems. *nlm
02/02/20037000311/07/2002
 The front disk brake rotors are repeatedly warping despite normal driving habits, causing shaking of steering wheel when braking and possibly compromising vehicle stopping ability. first occurrence was at 7,000 miles, second at 15,000, third at 27,000. rotors were resurfaced at first two occurrences to temporarily correct problem. toyota warranty service only provides for resurfacing rather than part replacement. is this problem due to defective rotor materials and/or faulty brake system design?*jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
07/08/200549650202/01/2003
 I purchased my 2002 camry new (vin 4t1bf32k02u505499). after approximately 25,000 miles (4 jan 03 was repair date), the front brakes began to vibrate and shake, causing some control problems when braking. i went to the dealer and the front rotors were resurfaced and new pads were installed. now, at approximately 50,000 miles, the same problem developed. i was told by the dealer this has never happened before and that he blamed poor driving habits on the failure. again, the front rotors were resurfaced and new pads were installed. even though i had paperwork from the first repair, and i had purchased the extended warranty, this repair wasn't covered. after conducting some research at this website, i find that there is a problem with the front brakes, but toyota is evidently not owning up to the problem. there is a toyota service bulletin (00602), but i can't seem to get the dealer to find or admit to that bulletin.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
02/05/200853000108/08/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 toyota camry. while driving 25-30 mph, the brake pedal extended to the floorboard when he depressed the brake. as a result, the stopping distance increased. the mechanic stated that the master cylinder caused the failure. as of february 7, 2008, the mechanic had not repaired the vehicle. the current and failure mileages were 53,000. updated 3/1/08 *cn updated 03/11/08 *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
10/11/200547000311/01/2002
 Dt: the contact stated due to the design of the accelerator and brake pedalthey were too close together. as a result, the vehicle crashed into a cement bird bath. the police were not notified of this incident. *ak updated 01/05/06. *jb
05/19/2005200001508/12/2002
 Dt: 2002 toyota camry having an issue with the brakes and accelerator. when both owner and the spouse drove the vehicle, they felt the placement of the accelerator and the brake was a safety issue. there were no accidents and no other problems with the vehicle. this only occurs when both accelerator and brake are pushed. the consumer felt it was a design flaw or defect. *jb *sb
08/14/20021008/04/2002
 While driving, the vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably. the consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. the mechanic was not able to duplicate or resolve the problem. *ak the brake pedal would go lower than the gas pedal. the consumers right foot would hit the gas pedal before the brake pedal and the motor would race. *sc *jb
10/22/20022000305/28/2003
 Consumer complained that the brake pedal was designed too big. on several occasions consumer attempted to move foot from the gas to the brake pedal when their shoe sole got caught under the brake pedal. this caused the consumer to apply the gas pedal inadvertently. *ak *mr
09/17/2003100
 I drive a 2002 toyota camry le purchased august 2002, automatic transmission. sometimes when i step on the brake my foot also presses the gas pedal and the car jumps forward a few feet before i regain control and stop it. the brake pedal and gas pedal are too close together and/or their height from the floor or range of motion are bad. i have been driving for 50 years, haven't had this problem significantly before. my last car was a '92 ford taurus - had no similar problem with it. i am tall, have big feet - size 12 or 13 shoes. i am afraid i might accidentally hit a pedestrian who stepped in front of my car, or bump into another car when i am moving back and forth while parking or turning in tight locations. otherwise the car is good, but this problem is bad enough that i would buy another car now if the loss from one year's depreciation was not as high. you (nhtsa) might have statistics that would permit you to check this out, then get toyota to redesign the pedals. *jb
06/06/2002250304/22/2002
 When i step on the brake pedal of my 2002 camry xle, the pedal can be depressed to such an extent that my foot also rests on the gas pedal causing the engine to rev up and the car not to stop as expected. this has occurred 3 times since i bought the car. date below is approximate. *nlm the interior rearview mirror is an auto dimming type and does not have a manual device to orient the mirror when driving at night. the consumer states the mirror does not dim sufficiently (or at all) to prevent annoying glare from the headlights of following vehicles. the mirror must be manually tilted at night causing loss of mirror use.
02/15/20031
 When the brake was applied, consumer would also hit the accelerator pedal.*jb the consumer's access to the brake pedal is impeded, or inhibited during application of the brake due to the design of the footwell and the brake pedal support assembly.
09/07/2002102/01/2002
 Front right axle had broken 6 months after the consumer bought the vehicle. *ak the consumer stated that the manager indicated that it may have been broken when purchased. the problem was found when rotating the tires. the3 arm which holds the foot brake has a curviture in it such that any person with a size 12 shoe can catch the toe of the shoe in it when applying the brake. *scc
01/30/2002202/01/2002
 Arm that holds up brake pedal is interferring with the drivers foot. driver stated if consumer had a large size foot, it could easily get wedged and stuck on brake pedal. *ak consumer states that his foot gets caught between the floormat and the brake arm, feels this needs to be redesigned. *slc
12/20/2001111/01/2001
 Spring assembly attached to l side of brake pedal arm protrudes forward above rubber pedal area. if a driver with size 11 shoes presses the pedal slightly left-of-center, his toes will hit the protrusion, making it impossible to fully depress the pedal.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
02/18/200784000402/26/2002
 Toyota camry le 2.4 l winter weather cause to vvt on auto to fail and stall engine. stalled engine caused lost of controls, steering, brakes, etc..parts replaced were oxygen sensors, cat.convertor, etc.. the vvt is variable valve timing control along with ocm, pcm, throttle sensor, mass air sensor which regulates the engine performance. *tr
12/01/20021111/30/2002
 Brakes(abs) are mushy and pedal travels so far down i feel it takes a longer time to stop the car. i took it back to the dealer shortly after purchase but was told this was normal with the 2002's camry. they adjusted the brakes but it made no difference. i took other 2002 camry's out for a test drive only to find there brakes the same. i have driven several toyato's over the years and never had brakes like the 2002 camry. i can't afford to sell the car ao would like the problem solved as i feel this will probaly cause an accident in the future. thanks mr. wagner. *ak